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Saturday, September 6, 2014

9/6/14 Health News: MOST CHILDREN ARE EXPOSED TO FOOD DYES ♦ Breastfeeding Reduces Children’s risk of Infections and Allergies ♦ High-Tech Chopsticks

Exposure assessments conducted by the Food and Drug Administration find that most American kids are exposed to food dyes. FDA has not yet published the full results, but according to results presented Aug. 13 at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, at least 96 percent of children aged 2-5 years are exposed to... Continue Reading
Breastfeeding can Reduce Children’s risk of Infections and Allergies
Update Date: Sep 03, 2014 11:32 AM EDT Children who were breastfed for nine or more months had a 53 percent reduced risk of contracting a sinus infection in comparison to children who were not breastfed for a long period of time. (Photo : Getty Images News/ Andrew Burton) Several studies have concluded that breastfeeding at the beginning of an infant's life can lead to many …  continue reading
Can High-Tech Chopsticks Improve Food Safety in China?

Gadgets that test food for "gutter oil" are part of a growing industry. Aly Song/Reuters Baidu, the Chinese Internet search giant, showed off an intriguing prototype at its annual Beijing conference yesterday. Baidu Kuaisou is a set of “smart chopsticks” that can tell you whether your food was cooked with potentially toxic recycled cooking oil—better known as “gutter oil … continue reading

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